Moving from one adaptation to the other, Paul will be ditching Connell's famous chain to join something a little less 'normal' – Benjamin Millepied's take on the Georges Bizet opera Carmen.
"I feel so lucky to have actors as extraordinary as Melissa, Paul, and Rossy [de Palma] with me on this film," Millepied said in a statement. "Melissa is so intelligent and intuitive, both as an actor and as a mover. I know she will bring depths to Carmen I could not even imagine."
The dancer-turned-filmmaker, who worked on the Oscar-winning Black Swan, said that he was "thrilled" to have Mescal join the cast, adding: "Paul has so much nuance and consideration in his work. I am thrilled to have them both bring this romance to life."
Millipied's Carmen, the story of which was a novella before a world-famous opera, has been tipped as a total re-imagining of the classic work, and will feature an entirely original score from Moonlight's Nicholas Britell.
Consider our interest piqued.
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